Slaughterhouse-Five Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
After the bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim and several POWs return to the slaughterhouse to pick up souvenirs. Billy does not actually spend much time looking for things; he simply sits in a green...
You may have noticed that the tiny sections in Slaughterhouse-Five are separated by little rows of three stars. These are not just there for decoration; Billy Pilgrim discovers that all Tralfamador...
Prayer and Montana Wildhack's Locket
Montana Wildhack wears a locket on which is written, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference" (...
"Mustard Gas and Roses," "Nestled Like Spoons," and "Blue and Ivory"
A lot of the imagery in Slaughterhouse-Five repeats across sections and in different contexts. For example, the narrator describes his own breath when he is drunk as "mustard gas and roses" (1.3.2)...
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